Chicago Cubs introduce cuddly new mascot

The Chicago Cubs have adopted "Clark," a baseball cap-wearing cub to represent their club.

Posted on Jan. 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 13, 2014 at 6:24 p.m.

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs can join the list of MLB teams who have a team mascot.

He's no Phillie Phanatic or Mr. Met, he's just “Clark”.

The Chicago Tribune reports the Cubs reviewed surveys and fan interviews that conveyed the need for more family-friendly entertainment. The comments included the need of an official mascot who works with the community and greets fans before and during games.

Clark is the first official mascot in modern history. He'll make his first appearance Monday night at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's Pediatric Developmental Center.

According to the Chicago Cubs, Clark's great-grandbear, Joa, was the team's original live bear mascot back in 1916.

Clark the Cub even had time to send out a few greetings on Twitter Monday.

What do you think about the Cubs' new mascot?

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